Talent Management finds out why tax payers are so angry about NHS boob job
It seems that Katie Price isn’t only guilty of terrible crimes against fashion (see her in recent pink horse costume photo-shoot). Talent Management has just discovered that she also provided inspiration for the controversial NHS funded £4,800 breast enlargement that everyone’s been talking about this week.
Josie Cunningham managed to convince her doctor that breast enlargement surgery was appropriate in her case by claiming that a 32A chest was causing her ‘emotional distress’:
“I could never go on holiday as I lived in terror of ever being seen in a bikini and could never set foot outside without a padded bra,” she told The Sun earlier this week.
But she was later quoted admitting: “I was never depressed about my flat chest. I just got emotional when I was explaining to my GP that I felt I couldn’t live a full life the way I was – and he agreed to refer me.”
It is possible that Cunningham’s case would have attracted less criticism had her breast surgery taken her to a more natural size, rather than appearing to set her up for a career in glamour modelling. But many feel angered by the fact that she was given such a dramatic enlargement.
Cunningham explained: “They gave me a top surgeon. He said he’d have to give me 36DD implants just to achieve the appearance of a 36C, because there was literally nothing there in the first place.”
But before and after pictures do not appear to back up this claim.
Either way, the 22-year-old has made it clear that the outrage she has generated does not concern her: “I’m not bothered what people think. Now I’m happy.”
In reality all the exposure that she has received over the story is more likely boost any glamour modelling career she may pursue than damage her chances – and she does seem very determined to make the most of her new look. According to the Inquisitr she says:
“My new boobs have changed my life, now I want to be the new Katie Price. I want the world to see the new me and want money and fame just like Katie and my new boobs can make it all happen. I’ve even started to collect Louis Vuitton handbags and have ordered a chihuahua puppy. The sky’s the limit now I’ve got my new boobs — and I can’t thank the NHS enough for giving them to me.”
However, Chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance – Matthew Sinclair, appears less than happy about the situation: “This is a waste of NHS cash and taxpayers will be stunned that they have been landed with the bill,” he told the Daily Mail. “The NHS is there for people with serious medical needs, not as a means of helping wannabes who fancy a career in modelling. NHS bosses must not allow the system to be manipulated by people wanting cosmetic surgery merely to enhance their career prospects.”
Talent Management would like to hear your opinions on this story. Was the NHS right provide this type of surgery in this case, or are you as angry as many of the other tax-payers who have paid the bill?